Welcome to the Purrfect Café!
PTS is excited to announce our new monthly program – The Purrfect Café!
On the 3rd Tuesday of the month, Starting October 21, come and enjoy the company of some fluffy felines in our lounge with coffee, tea and cuddles.
Visiting kitties from the Village Kitten Rescue will be present and attendees will be able to respectfully pet, purr and play with VKR’s cats. Cats in attendance may be available for adoption. Persons with allergies to cats: please see the allergy notice below.
Although cat cafes are a relatively new trend in North America they have been enjoyed for years elsewhere in the world, and with good reason – cat companionship has been shown to help reduce stress and anxiety and to lower blood pressure. Purring in particular “has been linked to lowering stress, decreasing symptoms of Dyspnoea, lessening the chances of having a heart attack, and even strengthening bones.” See here for more information on the benefits of animal companionship.
To help ensure the comfort of kitties and humans alike we ask that you please respect the following guidelines:
- No teasing, chasing or striking the animals.
- Approach cats calmly and slowly with your hand extended.
- Respect kitty consent. Do not hold a cat any longer than it wants to be held.
- If a cat is hiding or keeping its distance, respect that boundary.
The cats will be provided with food and water, toys, climbing trees and litter boxes. PTS staff and volunteers will supervise the event. The space will be cleaned before and after, and furniture covers will be used.
Notice for Allergies
If you have severe allergies to felines, perhaps attending this program is may not be the right choice for you. Those with minor allergies to felines who want to participate we will have an abundance of tissues onsite. If you have allergies and choose to attend the cafe, PTS nor the Village Cat Rescue are responsible for any allergic reactions you may have to the cats. Please bring the necessary medication you need to manage any reaction you might experience. After the cafe is over, per our cleaning procedures, we will make every effort to reduce the amount of hair and dander present.
Are you as excited about this as we are? Let people know using the hashtag #PurrCafeOtt!
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